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Looking after lambs and mothers

April can be a cruel month

The snow flurries of the last couple of days have followed on from a fairly mild and dry spring. So, there has been a good start for lambs, but a bit of a shock with a cold north wind that has brought hail, snow and sub-zero temperatures back to the uplands. 1,280 more words

Yorkshire Dales Farms

The Orphans

During lambing we often get some orphan lambs that are separated into a pen. They are known as cade lambs- it simply means orphan or bottle fed lambs. 246 more words

The Sheep

The farm is looking rather beautiful!

Though we had rain last Sunday night, the week has been dry and, except on the odd occasions when the sun penetrated the cloud cover, chill with a drying wind which means we are now very much in need of rain; While the weather has been warm enough for grass to grow, the lack of rain means growth remains slow. 949 more words


Counting Sheep

The best thing about Derbyshire (pronounced darb-i-shur), not including its ties to Pride and Prejudice, is that even when you’re only 20 minutes out of the city, you can experience the stereotypical English countryside. 203 more words


2017 Lambing Report

Briefly got the blogging bug back so decided to stay well away from politics even though my Brexit post last year was the only one that was read by more than a handful of folks and tell the relatively harmless tale of lambing in 2017. 645 more words



The best bit of lambing is when a brand new lamb is born and you see the amazing birth. Just like one born every minute, there literally can be lambs being born every minute- day and night! 493 more words

The Sheep